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A Beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clare Valley

Wine Review: Taylors Wakefield St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia I found this 2012 Aussie Cabernet Sauvignon waiting patiently, as I was looking through my ‘wines I should drink tonight’ closet.   I thought if any wine here is going to give me the full monty exposing every layer, nuance and lip smacking drop of […]

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A Clare Valley Riesling That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Wine Review: 2014 Taylors Wakefield St. Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia What a lovely wine from the Clare Valley region of Australia. There vinification direction is to craft a wine of delicacy and finesse and they certainly nailed it. (more…)

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2012 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

Wine Review: 2012 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, South Australia Despite the heavy fruit weight for the Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz (81%), no amount of performing the Mollydooker shake will alter the over the top flavors this Shiraz brings to the table. First, let me make this perfectly clear. Nobody loves big red wines […]

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2012 Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot

Wine Review: 2012 Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot, McLaren Vale, South Australia The Marquis family who owns Mollydooker winery prides themselves on the high fruit weight  of their wines and this Gigglepot lives up to those standards, they claim 75% to 80% of your tongue will sense velvety sensation of fruit from this wine. What does […]

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2012 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz

Wine Review: 2012 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia . If Mollydooker stands for left-handed, does that mean the Marquis family makes wine one handed? If they do, they have to be the best one-handed winemakers in the world. Taking the expression, “I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back” […]

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21 Things You Don’t Know about Australian Food and Wine (But Should)

Here is a top list of 21 things you don’t know about Australian food and wine with a few other interesting tidbits thrown in!   1. In Australia, tasting rooms are known as cellar doors 2. In the Australian wine scene, no corkscrews are needed. 98% of their wines are under screw cap! 3. Australians […]

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